Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pirates 1 Ninjas 0

via Hilzoy, the Daily News reports:
Sweden's Pirate Party - a group that wants to bring down copyright laws and make all Web content free - managed to gain 7.1% of the vote in European-wide elections. The win means that the party will hold one of the 785 seats in European Parliament.

The Pirate Party also lobbies for drastic change in internet privacy regulation and complete abandonment of the patent system.
I'm not an open source guy, nor particularly concerned with intellectual property reform... but even I have to cheer for the Pirate Party. Ahhh, Sweden.